Lisa is a veterinarian by training, currently preparing for the national veterinary licensing board exam. She was raised in Taiwan, Saipan, Texas and New York. Her career and volunteer work has taken her to many parts of the world including Madagascar, Thailand, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Ireland, Scotland, England, and most recently Nepal. Her colorful journey entailed chasing diurnal and nocturnal lemurs in the rainforests of Madagascar, to neutering homeless dogs and cats in Thailand for population control, to improving animal welfare conditions of donkeys and mules (the people’s livelihood) in Bahadir, Ethiopia. She received her BVMS from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2010. After practicing conventional veterinary medicine in the UK, she returned stateside to further her studies with the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine based in Florida, where she honed in on her acupuncture skills in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Lisa is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys sport climbing at Smith Rock, mountaineering, snowboarding and volunteer world travel.